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« on: September 28, 2017, 17:26 »
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Source: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/09/25/1131896/0/en/Moovly-Media-Announces-API-Integration-with-Shutterstock.html?f=22&fvtc=2&fvtv=1

"Through this agreement Moovly users get seamless access to more than 150 million of Shutterstocks digital assets (including video, images and, music) to make even more engaging and impressive content. Importantly too, this integration provides Moovly with an additional revenue opportunity by reselling Shutterstocks assets".

Reselling? Again, no transparency at all from SS side, no asking or letting one to opt out.


« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:36 »
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The good news just keeps rolling in ::)

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 09:27 »
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I'm guessing - but it would certainly be better if Shutterstock would communicate with its contributors about things like this so we didn't have to guess - that this will show up as another mystery amount in the SOD (Single & Other Downloads) column that nets us 30% (or whatever your percentage tier is) of the amount SS licenses the content for.

I have never been happy that SS has refused to disclose the licenses and prices for the custom deals to contributors, but at least there were only two other parties to each transaction - buyer and agency. I consider distribution deals to be really bad for contributors 99% of the time - some third party siphons off a little more of the license price so we get less - so if this deal is a distribution deal versus the API integration deals we've seen elsewhere, this is another anti-contributor move on SS's part

« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 09:43 »
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...so if this deal is a distribution deal versus the API integration deals we've seen elsewhere, this is another anti-contributor move on SS's part

If they will do what they say, and they clearly mentioned 'reselling Shutterstock's assets', then this is a (re)distribution deal, with the consequences you already mentioned. While I'm not familiar with Moovly but it appears they specialize on video content; the impact on photographers shooting mainly photos would be minimal, but those shooting mainly video, should carefully watch this.

« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 13:59 »
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I guess the real screwing would be if Moovly paid SS a heap of money for this deal (for which we get nothing) and then sells our content rather cheaply, for which we get 30% or less of whatever Moovly passes on to SS. I sure wish the details were disclosed and opt out was possible - what if they take 90%, and we get 30% of what is left?

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 13:12 »
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...so if this deal is a distribution deal versus the API integration deals we've seen elsewhere, this is another anti-contributor move on SS's part

If they will do what they say, and they clearly mentioned 'reselling Shutterstock's assets', then this is a (re)distribution deal, with the consequences you already mentioned. While I'm not familiar with Moovly but it appears they specialize on video content; the impact on photographers shooting mainly photos would be minimal, but those shooting mainly video, should carefully watch this.

Actually, I think vectors and other graphics will be sold as well via this agreement, as Moovly allows its users to select graphics from its library to move around or to be 'drawn' as if it's a whiteboard illustration.


 

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